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19 March 2016- Flydubai 981

Flydubai Flight 981 (FZ981/FDB981) was a scheduled international passenger flight that crashed during an aborted landing at Rostov-on-Don Airport in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, at 03:42 local time (00:42 UTC) on 19 March 2016, resulting in the deaths of all 62 passengers and crew on board.

The flight, operated with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, originated from Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rostov Airport was experiencing inclement weather at the time Flight 981 approached. Flight 981 aborted its first landing attempt and went into a holding pattern nearby for nearly two hours before making a second landing attempt. After aborting the second landing attempt, the aircraft climbed to 4,000 feet (1,200 m), then descended rapidly and crashed near the threshold of Runway 22.

Transcript:

URRR TWR: Rostov-on-Don Tower
FDB981: Flydubai Flight 981
Rostov Radar: Rostov-on-Don Radar

(Note, .. means it's unknown. The ...before is when the transcript starts.)

URRR TWR:
...meters per second. (To give some context, FDB981 had just requested vectors)

FDB981:
Okay, thank you very much, Sky Dubai 981.

*Pause* 

Tower, Sky Dubai 981.

URRR TWR:
Sky Dubai 981, Rostov Tower. 

FDB981:
I'm just calling to see if you have any improvement on the weather.

URRR TWR:
Sky Dubai 981, now winds 230 degrees, 10 gusts 14 meters per second. Cloud base 630 meters. Visibility, ..thousand. Correction, 6000 meters. And shower rain.

FDB981:
Okay, thank you very much! Any windshear warning?

URRR TWR:
Sky Dubai 981, negative.

FDB981:
Okay, thank you! And when you look out the window, sir, does it look better than before? 

URRR TWR:
Sky Dubai 981, uh... moderate..

FDB981:
Okay, thank you very much!

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, information Bravo.

FDB981:
Thank you.

*Pause*

Tower, Sky Dubai 981?

URRR TWR:
Sky Dubai 981, Rostov Tower.

FDB981:
How is the weather, sir? Is it better?

URRR TWR:
Sky Dubai 981, weather at 00:20. Visibility 5 kilometers. Ceiling 630 meters. 230 Degrees, 13 maximum 18 meters per second. Light shower rain. Mist. On final, several turbulence and moderate windshear.

FDB981:
Okay, thank you very much!

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, information Bravo.

FDB981:
Go ahead, Sky Dubai 981.

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, at 22. Wind 230 degrees, 14 meters per second maximum 18 meters per second. Visibility 6000 meters. Scattered 630 meters. Meteorological.. No reports about windshear on the runway.

FDB981:
Copy, and Sky Dubai 981 request descent for another approach, Sky Dubai 981.

*Pause*

310, Sky Dubai 981.

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, contact Rostov Radar 121.2

FDB981:
Rostov Radar, hello again! Sky Dubai 981, descending FL0l0 and heading 310. 

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, Rostov Radar, heading 310. The QFE 988. Descend to height 600 meters.

FDB981:
Descend height 600-900 meters, confirm? Sky Dubai 981.

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, descend to height 600 meters.

FDB981:
600 meters, descending 600 meters, QNH confirm 988?

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, confirm.

FDB981:
QNH 998 and descending, 998 on the QNH, descending 600 meters, Sky Dubai 981.

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, turn left heading 300.

FDB981:
Left heading 300, Sky Dubai 981.

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, turn left heading 290. 

FDB981:
Left heading 290, Sky Dubai 981.

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, cleared approach runway 22 and report established on the localizer.

FDB981:
...runway 22 and we'll report in the localizer. And for your information, in case of a go-around, we are going to climb... we're going to climb to FL80, Sky Dubai 981.

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, roger.

FDB981:
Windcheck, please?

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, 230 degrees, 12 gusts to 18mps. 

FDB981:
That's copied! Established on the localizer runway 22, Sky Dubai 981.

Rostov Radar:
Sky Dubai 981, contact Tower 119.7

FDB981:
Tower 119.7, Sky Dubai 981.

*Pause*

Rostov Tower, hello again! Sky Dubai 981, established on the localizer runway 22.

URRR TWR:
Sky Dubai 981, Rostov Tower, good evening again. Surface wind 230 degrees, 12 maximum. 

FDB981:
Cleared to land, runway 22, Sky Dubai 981.

URRR TWR:
Sky Dubai 981, QFE 988. Hectopascals QNH 998 hectopascals.

FDB981:
QNH 998 hectopascals, Sky Dubai 981.

URRR TWR:
Sky Dubai 981, visibility 3500 meters. QFE 987. Hectopascals QNH 997 hectopascals. 

FDB981:
997, copied, Sky Dubai 981.

*Pause*

Going around, Sky Dubai 981.

URRR TWR:
Sky Dubai 981, contact Rostov Radar 121.2.

FDB981:
121.2, bye-bye!